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Sunday, January 20, 2013

A fragment of a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson is telling:
"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine.” 1Pe 1:7 NLT. We will have bumps, as surely as there are bumps in a road and bumps when you hit a buckle full of water. Where are we today? Most of us are in a better place because of Spark People. Bumps give us an opportunity to stop and examine ourselves to reveal our faith in God and in what we are doing. We did not exercise as planned—bump, we ate more snacks, sweets or we went overboard at the buffet—bump, we go over and over and over in our mind how we just cannot do the work to live a more healthily life—bump. Bump, Bump, Bump. In life, bumps are going to happen. Is this bump decreasing our faith or increasing our faith? We will be tested; bumps can show our genuine faith. “When you pass through the waters…the fire…I am with you” (Isa 43:2-5 NIV). Life is hard and it does not get any easier by just sitting at our bump. Move on and live life to the fullest. Today, we will move beyond the bump. emoticon emoticon

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HELENWLMS 1/20/2013 11:08PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 1/20/2013 9:17AM

    I loved this, so true. emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 1/20/2013 8:08AM

  Needed to see this. And you are right..... emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/20/2013 8:01AM

    Love it!!! Great reminder to ALL!

Have a spark-a-riffic day and keep on keeping on!!!

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It Takes Heart

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It takes heart to lose weight and live the way we really want to live. It is in our heart where we store our beliefs, constructive and destructive. When we form a belief we begin to live it out. We cannot change our heart all by ourselves we need God to help us and He will “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps 51:10 NKJV). When we pray, God hears us and will cleanse us of overeating, clothe us with power to use food for our body’s fuel and not to hide our emotions, and God will cause us to walk in victory of our food demons. It Takes Heart. emoticon

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LINWASH23 1/19/2013 10:46AM

    Well said. I love your details. emoticon

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LAHUDSONCHEF 1/19/2013 10:03AM

    You made me really think on this's some of my thoughts on your topic:

The Bible equates the heart with thinking & intention - the mind, basically. Feelings come from the gut ("the bowels" as it says in KJV - imagine THAT on a valentine card! hehe). So, if your heart is where you think, it's the heart that must be changed ... and you're right, it is God who does this.

I think it was Martin Luther (German theologian, not MLK Jr) who said that "the will is the mind choosing" - heart~mind choosing to do something is our will. We always choose, so our will is always active. However, what is it that we choose? In the arena of health, do we choose what we crave at that moment (sugar, idleness, that second helping), regardless of what we know of the health risks? Or, do we choose to focus on the goal, on health, and set aside a craving because our eyes are on the prize?

Our heart (mind) will determine what that choice is, we always move toward the things we value most. So, when we over-eat, we are valuing the feeling we hope to get more than the health we claim to want. It's taken me a long time to understand this...and God's grace to take me through the journey with a level head (heart!).

Hope that was clearer than mud.

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Close The Gap

Friday, January 18, 2013

“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Heb 13:5). It is wonderful to know that we are the “apple of His eye” and have a special place in His heart. We are His pride and joy. Take one step in His direction and He will close the gap, embrace us, secure us and enable us. Despite the grief and frustration we may feel at times, God believes in us and helps us to be the best people that we can be. He loves us and rejoices in our victories. emoticon That is encouragement to do our best and to live our lives encouraging others. We are all in this together. Close the gap. emoticon emoticon emoticon


Victory Over Our Plate

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Food is a source of nourishment for our bodies and Christ’s victory on the cross has positioned us to walk daily triumphal over our overeating. We do not worship food, nor do we use food neither to celebrate our successes nor to drown out our disappointments. We have a God to share our life with; He sustains us in all situations. ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only”. Mathew 4:10b(NIV). We have victory over our plate. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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We Have The Steering Wheel

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We need to refuse to let anything into our life that will undermine what we have been waiting for, hoping for, and praying for.“Be self-controlled and alert” (1Pe 5:8 NIV). emoticon emoticon emoticon To be “self-controlled and alert” means being in charge of our emotions, thoughts, words, decisions and actions so we can achieve our goals, a healthy life style. To be self—controlled and alert requires us to take responsibility for our own life to seek strength from a powerful source, God. We have the steering wheel. emoticon

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